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Welcome to the group Dawn

You can do anything in life , once you set your mind in to it.
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7/19/14 3:39 P

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Hello Dawn and welcome to the team.

Connie
RNY Date: 8/8/2013
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"Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use." ~ Charles Schultz ~

"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says "I"m possible!" ~Audrey Hepburn ~


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7/18/14 11:47 A

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Hi Dawn! And welcome! I pray we can be an encouragement and support you on the crazy journey!

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7/18/14 8:45 A

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Hi,

My name is Dawn and I had VSG November 2009. I am struggling to re-lose about 50 pounds of my initial weightloss and then to go beyond and reach my goals. I look forward to getting to know you and picking your brains and sharing our successes and struggles.


Faith can move mountains -- even ones made of flesh.

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Thank you all so much. I'll keep posting :)

"It's hard to beat a person who never gives up." ~~ Babe Ruth
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5/30/14 7:25 A

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emoticon emoticon ROWEENA So happy to have you.

Connie
RNY Date: 8/8/2013
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"Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use." ~ Charles Schultz ~

"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says "I"m possible!" ~Audrey Hepburn ~


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5/29/14 9:21 P

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Hi Roweena! And WELCOME to the team! The 2 week pre-op will seem to drag on and on, but will be over before you know it! Keep us posted on your up coming surgery date!
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5/29/14 4:20 P

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Hi Everyone,
I have not had surgery yet, I am still doing all my pre-op tasks. I've been to the seminar, my surgeon, had my psych eval, cardiac ultrasound (was really cool) and met with a nutritionist. So far so great with everything. I am only worried about the 2 week pre-op diet, don't get me wrong, I know it is necessary and I WILL do it, but I know that my body will be starving and screaming for me to eat. But it is only 2 weeks.

I'm not sure when they will schedule me for surgery, I'm waiting to hear. Glad I found this group, I've been on Spark for a long time and it showed when I spoke with the Nutritionist, Yea Spark People. I was resistant to the surgery for a long time, but now I feel it's my only hope. I know it my heart that it will go well and I'm really excited. While waiting, I'm practicing eating slower, not eating in front of the TV and tracking my food, watching fats and calories, etc.

Good to see all of you. :)

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Hope you are feeling well - you have done a good job so far! Keep it up!

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5/20/14 9:09 A

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Tammy - WOW that's awesome to be down 14 pounds after the first two weeks! Woooo Hoooo!

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Welcome, Tammy! I'm glad you've joined our team. You'll find a lot of support and new friends here on SP. Let us know if you have any questions. I got a lot of support and great advise after I had my surgery. We're all here to support each other.

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Hi everyone, I'm Tammy, 2 weeks post op from gastric bypass revision surgery and down 14 pounds! Yay!

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That is great connie that you are off your Medication.
My mom and sisters take thyroid pills and my thyroid it's on the border so maybe I have to be
On medication soon. Anyway, way to go on beating cancer and losing all that weight. You are very strong :)

I still don't know if I would tell every person who asked me( like the clients at works)
I have to be at that moment to know.
Kaza

Edited by: KAZABLANKA2009 at: 5/20/2014 (13:14)
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OSACRUZ72:
I live in a little rural community in the country called Mittie, my husband was raised here. We live on 50 acres along with five other family members, all in separate homes.We lived in Bossier for about five years while my husband worked for the railroad.

I have never kept having my surgery from people, when they ask how I lost my weight I tell them. I have had people say it's the easy way out. Those people are just clueless to what we have gone through. If they lived one week in our shoes they would see it's not as easy as they think. I've had to learn, all a new how to eat and drink. Weight loss surgery is not magic, poof and your skinny there is a lot of work to it. But it's worth it. My biggest fear now is gaining back what I lost. My husband worries that I'm losing too much. Some of the people who say it's easy and criticize you are really just jealous and wish they would be brave enough to do the surgery themselves.

I am on thyroid medicine as I had thyroid cancer in 2008, my thyroid was completely removed. I will always have to stay on thyroid medicines. But I'm off of all 4 insulin shots and 10 pills I took daily. That in it's self was worth everything I went through to get to where I am today.

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Connie
RNY Date: 8/8/2013
Pre Surgery Weight: 255
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"Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use." ~ Charles Schultz ~

"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says "I"m possible!" ~Audrey Hepburn ~


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5/17/14 8:37 A

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Osacruz
I so agree with you ,and I feel and felt the same way as you.
We will do this for ourselves to enjoy the rest of our lives .
Kaza

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I have been very open to everyone about the fact I had weight loss surgery. I have yet to have anyone say I took the easy way out. If anything, they have asked me so many questions about it because it's not something that many people know a lot about. My family and friends have all been very supportive so I feel very lucky.

Andrea (NSCRFAN)

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Hi Kaza !

Everyone in my family supports me having this surgery. They have been wanting me to do it for quite a long time because they saw how much pain I was in , and how I was not able to enjoy life the way I wanted.
I of course kept thinking I could do it myself. That I would not succumb to weight loss surgery. That people that had the surgery had given up all hope and were just not willing to try it one more time.
But then if finally dawned on me......The reason I got as big as I did was because I kept giving myself one more time. One more time to try this diet, one more time to try the next fad diet. Sure I lost weight. 10 pounds here, 50 pounds there.....but even 50 pounds was just the tip of the iceberg on what kind of poundage I needed to lose. So one feels defeated , and turns to what has always been there. So I gained what I lost PLUS more. Yoyo dieting at its best.
And as for hope....I am having surgery not because I have lost all of it....but because I still have it. There is hope for myself that I can live a healthy life at a weight that does not hindrance me.
I had to really educate myself on bariatric surgery to understand the profoundness of it.
That while it IS a life saver ....I have to make sure I follow the rules and regulations to keep this boat a float.
If not...its going to fill with holes and I could go back to drowning again. My life, health , marriage, mentality and spirit can NOT let that happen . I am at peace now with the whole idea and my Lord walks each step of the way with me.

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Hi osacruz
I know how you feel about people judging about the surgery. I do have the same concern.
I told my closest friends and my mom only and they support me. For the rest of them I don't think I'll talk about it ,the truth is I don't want everyone to know .as my friend told me, it's your business and your decision to tell people. I'll know what to so say when i get there.
We have to remind ourselves that we are living for ourself and we should not pay attention of others judgement. ( I know that is not easy at least not for me)
We are doing this because we tried so hard before and Felled so we are getting help . And this is not the easy way out ,it takes a lot of efforts to.

Let's educate some people. Lol emoticon
Kaza

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Thank you CSYOUNG1952 !
Where at in Louisiana do you live? I was from the Shreveport/Bossier City area.

When I lived in Siloam Springs Arkansas we would ride the back roads to Kansas and visit some friends. I loved living there. Beautiful area indeed.

I hope with this surgery I can get off the thyroid and BP medications.

A few days ago I had a really down and crying day. Thought maybe I was doing the wrong thing...but what it boiled down to , was the fact I was afraid what others opinions were going to be of me for having the surgery. And then I thought ..WHOAAA Nelly !!! This is MY life, MY health and when it comes down to it...MY business. If they don't support it , or think its the "easy" way out....well they are probably the same people who make fun of me behind my back because of my size. I understand there are going to be people who are honestly concerned and I will be happy to educate them. But for the others.....well maybe I will just have to educate them too! LOL



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emoticon Hey there Osacruz72 it's good to see you on the boards. I'm from Kansas and live in Louisiana. I had to do the three month diet thing it wasn't too bad. I had thyroid cancer in 2008 and had my thyroid completely removed and also took the treatments. You've made a wise decision to take control of your life. Having the surgery will improve the quality of your life immensely. Welcome aboard and don't be a stranger jump in and get your feet good and wet.



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RNY Date: 8/8/2013
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"Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use." ~ Charles Schultz ~

"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says "I"m possible!" ~Audrey Hepburn ~


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It sounds like you have a great plan already in process and I wish you the best of luck. I'm sure you'll do great. Sounds like a lot of hoops to jump through with your insurance. I hope it all goes well and you can get your date sooner rather than later. Good Luck!

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Thank you for the welcome CLYNNTHOMAS and NSCRFAN ! :)

I live in Alhambra. It is about 8 miles from downtown Los Angeles.

The day I went to talk with my primary doctor about weight loss surgery was the day I was actually put on HB medication. ( I took it as a sign) I also take thyroid medication and some inflammatory for bad knees.
He agreed and supported my decision and gave me a Clinical Practice Guideline Flow Chart.
He then put in a referral for me to start attending the 6 month program. ( Which my medical group and insurance requires).

I have Blue Shield of California and I go to Facey Medical Group. My insurance does cover weight loss surgery. My BMI is way over 40.
My insurance requires that surgery can only be done at certain approved hospitals and by certain surgeons who are in a "contract" with my medical group.
So my surgeon will be Dr.Philippe Quilici of Providence Saint Joseph Hospital in Burbank California. I will not get to see him until after the 6 months and having been authorized by the utilization management.
The surgeons office will then do all the pre surgical consultations ( psych, pre surgical evaluation etc.)
My bariatric coordinator said that as long as I have everything checked off on the list, and my insurance gives the go ahead...he said I should be able to get my surgery in November or December latest would be Jan or Feb.

I am trying to lose 60 pounds while on the 6 month program.
Even then I will STILL have a BMI over 40.
I just would like to lose enough weight to make it a bit easier for my surgeon and perhaps make my recovery time a bit better.

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Welcome Oascruz72! I am originally from California (San Jose) but currently reside in Boise, Idaho. Still make at least one or two trips a year down to the Bay area to visit family though.

I did not have a 6 month pre-op so I'm not going to be much help there but I did have a great gal at my surgeons office that helped get my paperwork through insurance and approved right away. Definitely ask for advice on getting the insurance approval so that you can move forward with your surgery.

There is a lot of support and friendships to be made here on SP so please know that we are all here to support each other on our weight loss journey.

Andrea (NSCRFAN)

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Hi Osacruz72! And Welcome!

I'm in California too! I'm in Mariposa, up near Yosemite National Park and had my surgery in Fresno, CA. Are you close to me?

The 6 months pre-op will fly by in no time. Just follow the instructions from your surgeon and PCP......and check with the girl in your surgeon's office who actually processes the insurance paper work for any suggestions for getting the insurance to approve your surgery (the girl in my office gave me tons of advice). My PCP was totally on board with surgery, but was unfamiliar with what needed to be documented for the insurance co. -- I was denied the first time she submitted the paperwork. I had to do another 6 months and with the advice from the surgeon's office, she documented a ton more and I was approved.

I will pray that all goes smoothly for you and you get a surgery date right away!!!!!
God Bless You~
~ Carol

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Hello Everyone !

I have lived in California for the last 9 years but I am actually a Texas/Louisiana gal. :)

I am pre op and just went to my first 6 month Supervised Weight Loss Bariatric Education Program last Wednesday.

They did not give us any type of diet as of yet , so I decided to join back up on SparkPeople (for the 4th time ) and watch my calorie intake.



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Thank you Becky
I found that you did lose a good amount of wait already
I can't wait to start my journey, feel better . Sit comfortably in any seats , no more back pain and more ... Feeling more alive doing more things that I limit myslef because of my age.
I really didn't live in most of my 20 s , now that I'm 30 it's time to get the control and leave my life.
This support group is already helping me . It's so comforting to read all you replies
Thanks
Kaza

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emoticon Kaza!

I had a sleeve in January - my weight loss has been a little slower than some but I have been exercising a lot including heavy weight lifting. In spite of the scale being slow, I have lost body fat percentage and gone down in clothing sizes. Biggest thing is that I feel so much better and can do so much more now -- it can only get better from here.

Good luck on your upcoming surgery. Staying in touch with this group really helps for support and getting any questions answered. There is also a team for those getting ready to have a sleeve or who have had a sleeve - it is called Gastric Sleevers.

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Thank you
I am going to have the sleeve .
I don't have a good relationship with food so I'm scared of how I will handle everything after the surgery .. My sister gained so much of the weight she lost ...it's sad... So I hope to be able to control myself ... Even with a pregnancy if I get pregnant and gain weight .. I know I am overthinking it.....
I appreciate your support
Thank you

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Kazablanka -- Woooo Hoooo! Mid June is right around the corner!

I know this decision is not an easy one. I doubted and questioned whether or not surgery was the right thing for me.....right up until they rolled my down the hall for surgery. BUT, I am thrilled with my choice. It definitely was the right choice for me. I LOVE my new healthy lifestyle -- good foods, fun exercise...I enjoy life so much more now than I ever did on "yo-yo" diets.

I pray everything goes smoothly for you. And I hope we can encourage you on this journey!

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emoticon emoticon emoticon KAZABLANKA2009 congratulations on taking control of your weight you have made the right choice. What surgery are you having I had the RNY and don't regret a single thing. It can be a little nerve wracking going under the knife, but just think about that new figure your going to have and hopefully a new little baby some day.
People here are very helpful and encouraging. Let us know when your surgery date is so we can be saying a prayer.
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Hello everyone
I am 30 years old and tried to lose weight in so many different ways that you can imagine.
i was a overweight teenager maybe bye 20-25 lbs. so I started dieting and gaining weight so the yoyo diet brought me at 275lbs ( i was 148lbs at the age of 21).
after rejecting the idea of surgery for couple of years i finally sent my request few months a go.
long waiting list here in canada. So my supporting husband said that we will do it in a private surgery clinic. ( 22 000$).its a lot of money ,but i say: I am young i am worth it and i want to have kids soon.
i am a little nervous, if everything goes as plan ill do my operation around mid june.
very anxious and exited

p.s. 2 of my sisters did a bariatric surgery

hope to find some support in your group and give some back
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emoticon emoticon emoticon Welcome aboard SUNNI924 it's good to see you on the boards.your looking fantastic and I know you must be feeling good.




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RNY Date: 8/8/2013
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"Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use." ~ Charles Schultz ~

"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says "I"m possible!" ~Audrey Hepburn ~


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Hi Sunni924 -- WOW your sparkpage pics are amazing! Welcome to the team!

I was just like you -- I hit a dreaded stall after the first 3 months, then again at 5 months...... They are so frustrating!! BUT stick to the plan - the stall is just your body's way of adjusting to your new lifestyle.

I love your realistic goals! Keep up the good work!

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RnY - 3/7/2014

I lost 30 pounds in the first couple of weeks after surgery, and the next 6 pounds have been SLOOOOOOOOW coming off. My 1 year goal (by March 2015) is to lose 120 pounds. Ultimately, I'd like to lose about 50 beyond that, but I'm just trying to focus on keeping the weight loss from stalling.
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Welcome BAMAGIR1! I pray we can encourage and support you along this journey together! Please keep us posted on your success, struggles, and goals!

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emoticon emoticon welcome to the boards BAMAGIR1!! You will find lots of help and encouragement and even a few friends along the way. Congratulations on taking control of your health. I have never regretted my decision to have gastric by pass, it saved my life.

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"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says "I"m possible!" ~Audrey Hepburn ~


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As you can see I have been a member on Sparkpeople since 2008. Even years before that I have struggled with my weight. On March 17th of 2014 I made a decision that will alter the course of the rest of my life. I had gastric sleeve surgery on that day. It was not an easy journey to get here but one thing is for sure there is no going back. Would I do it again?? I am 5 weeks out and the answer is yes. 3 weeks out might have been maybe and 2 weeks might have been no. It is a journey and it is a tool. I will have to track and make good food choices the rest of my life just like you do. I am very thankful to my Savior Jesus who has allowed me to get here.

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emoticon emoticon It's good to have you on the team Cory. you'll find lots of encouragement and help around here.



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This is a great team - glad you have joined us

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Hi Cory! I love your screen name!!!!!

Welcome to the team -- super excited for you to join us and we journey together.

I'm only 8 months out and look forward to learning from you and sharing our experiences together!!

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Hello, I'm Cory in Dayton, Oh.
RNY Date: 9/13/11
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My Goal Weight: 199
I have put back on 25 lbs in the last 8 months. Trying to find a new motivation and direction!

Thanks.

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emoticon emoticon Nancy welcome to the group. Jump right in and get your feet wet. this is a great place for encouragement, tips and motivation.

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Hi Nancy! We had our surgeries right around the same time last year! CONGRATULATIONS! on your success so far! Wooooooo Hoooooo! I am so glad to have you with us and hope we can inspire and encourage each other along the way.
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Greetings!

My Name is Nancy. I had Gastric Bypass on September 9, 2013. Best decision of my life.
I am 94 pounds down from my all time high. Looking forward to losing more, although I can feel the loss starting to slow down. (Scary) My assumption is NOW.... is where the hard work begins!!! I've joined Planet Fitness and was going every day and loving it.... haven't been in a week due to illness :-( Hoping to hop right back in shortly. Looking forward to thoughts, ideas and tips for food and exercise :-) Excited to be here!!!

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emoticon emoticon Squizzard & ROSAN7534 you have come to the right place for encouragement and help when needed. Jump in and get your feet wet!! we're rootin for ya.

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Hi! I just got my date 3/31 for the sleeve and I'm soo excited & nervous! Any other march buddies?

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Hi Squizzard! And Welcome!
We are here to support you in any way we can! There are so many emotions pre-op that we have to deal with that we all ask ourselves the question a thousand times over- "is this the right thing to do?". I, too, asked myself if I was really making the right choice. The little voice in my head kept saying "What if something goes wrong? Will I really lose all the weight I want to lose? What if I gain it all back in a year?" That STINKIN' THINKIN' voice that rambled on and on in my brain....... even the day before surgery I kept asking myself if I was doing the right thing.

But I can honestly say, "YES!!!" I did the right thing!! It is a huge life change, but one that I LOVE! I am healthy for the first time in looooong time. My body thanks me every day for making this decision to live life without shoveling food in and dealing with the consequences of overeating. My body has energy and wants to move, move, move. My mind thanks me too! The STINKIN' THINKIN' creeps back in every once in a while, but all I have to do is take a look in the mirror to see how happy I am with the results.

I pray God leads you to the decision that is best for you. I pray you find peace and contentment along the way! I pray you find JOY in the pre-op phase and SUCCESS post-op.
God Bless You
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You will find that there is lots of knowledge and support in this team as you go through the process. Let us know if there is anything you need.

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I am very early in my process - sought a referral back in May, was accepted to the bariatric program and attended orientation in February, and will have my first clinic appointment next week.

Feeling trepidation, but I like the idea of the program so far in that it should go slowly, help me really examine my various food issues, and support me in making changes whether I go forward with surgery or not. (And so far I feel that I am absolutely going to go forward with a surgical option.)

I also know myself well enough to realize that having long term and ongoing support before, during and after will be very important to successfully achieving my goals long-term. Incredibly, I have little in the way of comorbidities, and with being finished with pregnancy and childbirth feel strongly that I need to take things in hand (a very strong hand) to make permanent, ongoing lifestyle and management changes *now*.

I was 300 lbs at orientation, and have lost 8 lbs in the meantime simply through tracking my food intake here in SparkPeople. This alone shows me that strategies and thoughtfulness will help me a lot!

I am almost 45, and left my teaching career 4.5 years ago to be a full-time stay-at-home mom to my kids: 6.5yo DS, 4.5 yo DS and nearly 2yo DD. So far, I can still keep up with my lovely, crazy brood, and I want to continue to be able to keep them on their toes!
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Welcome Vicky - I am so happy that you are committed and will get rid of your clothes that are too big. You might want to keep the outfit you wore the most before your journey began.

I'm pre-surgery. Sleeve or RNY. I should find out in the next month when my surgery will be.



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Hi Vickie! And WELCOME! It is great to have you with us! I look forward to getting to know you on this journey!
God Bless You
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My name is Vickie and I had sleeve surgery on Jan 21st and have lost 36 lbs. I'm in the process of getting rid of the larger size clothing because I AM NOT going back. I'm lucky enough to have a very supportive family through this. I have been overweight most of my life and have done, like everyone else, all the fad diets as well as WW...JC and Atkins. I always lose weight then slowly gain it back and then some. This time is going to be different because I want to see my grandchildren graduate from high school, college, get married, have babies etc. Looking forward to getting to know people here and to provide some support as well as receive it.

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Hi Joan! And WOW! what a great inspirational story! I look forward to having your expertise on the team as I get to know you better!
God Bless You
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Hi, I am Joan. I am 62 and I live in Missouri now. (originally from Kansas). Today is the 11 year anniversary of my open RNY gastric bypass. I originally lost around 160 pounds but have bounced around with a 5-30 pound gain. I (on that upper end right now). I would like to tell you all that it gets easier, but truth be known, it is a constant battle. I find eating easier, though I do still experience that "ate more than my pouch will hold" feeling, and occasionally feel nauseous after eating something too sweet. I just recently realized that I became too lax with the vitamins and really got myself "out of whack" so keep up on the vitamins that the doc tells you to take! My problem now is getting in enough protein, so I am again using protein drinks before or after exercising. My goal today is to lose that 30 pounds (again) and keep going. I know I will never be thin, but I am so much happier now, and SO MUCH healthier now. I refuse to gain back more than these 30 pounds!

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Thank you! I did check out Gastric Sleevers and joined that group too. emoticon

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emoticon emoticon Welcome to the group NSCRFAN .

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"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says "I"m possible!" ~Audrey Hepburn ~


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There is another group specifically for those who have had a sleeve called Gastric Sleevers if you want to check it out.

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Hello, I'm from Idaho. I am 8 weeks post-op from a Sleeve Gastrectomy. I've lost 32 pounds so far and I'm looking forward to getting to know others on the same journey.

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WOW!! Bobie you look fantastic, welcome to the group. You will find people here very helpful.

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Hi Shay! Hi Bobie! Welcome! I look forward to being on this journey with you!

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My name is Bobie. I grew up in rural WI, but now live in a suburb of Madison, WI. I'm 31 years old and just over three years post op, gastric bypass. I have lost about 170 lbs. I've had six skin removal surgeries since July of 2012. It's an awesome journey with so many struggles and successes, but I absolutely do not regret my decision to change my life with gastric bypass.


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Thank you! I am glad to be here! Looking forward to meeting new folks and encouraging one another! emoticon

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emoticon emoticon Glad to see you here Shay.

Connie
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Thanks Becky! I intend to make good use of SparkPeople. It's wonderful to have others to talk with, who have been down the same road as you. Oh, and thanks for the tip on Gastric Sleevers, I joined that group as well emoticon Be blessed!

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You did great in your post - make sure you post more often to get used to it. You'll find this is a very supportive team. There is also a Gastric Sleevers team for those who have had the sleeve. I belong to both teams. Keep up the good work.

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Hi Everyone! Im quite new to posting on boards etc, so excuse any errors you may find. I am quite excited to find this board, since I am 7 months out of Bariatric Gastric Sleeve surgery. I am a 51 year old gal who has been overweight most of her life. I work in a hospital so I see the results of obesity every day, and finally made the decision to do something about it for myself. I have lost 65 pounds, have 35 to go, and Im finding that they are the hardest ones to get. I have a very supportive husband, and would love to give and get whatever support and enouragement is available, as well as make new friendships, and perhaps swap some recipies while we are here. Oh by the way..you can call me Shay :D

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Hi all~ I am your new team leader and NTXMIXHMOM3 is your new co-leader.

We are excited to get this team active and appreciate all members here. All WLS persons are welcome here or friends/family that support someone who has had WLS.

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emoticon Chelley! You will find that this is a very supportive group.

I'm on day 7 of my pre-op diet - midway point. It is really going pretty good with very little hunger and quite a bit of energy. Just getting tired of the taste of the shakes. I am having trouble getting in all the water...
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Chelley here from Kentucky. I am status post 4 months from gastric sleeve (8/26/13). Doing great and feeling good. I am glad Christmas is over and looking forward to the new year. I am still in a great place where I don't have a big appetite at any given time . Doc says that would happen probably until the 6-7 month mark. I watch very closely my protein and try to stay in the 60-70 grams a day region. I go for my four month extensive check up 1/7/14 so I am looking forward to that.

Nice to meet everyone and keep up the great work!

Everyday I wake up and tell myself I can do this and I am so worth it!!

Chelley :)


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LEELEEMARIE13 Just saw this post WELCOME!! you will find this place to be very friendly and helpful. Now that the holidays are winding down things will get back to normal. I myself haven't been on the pc as much this week.
again WELCOME.

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Thank you! :)

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Hello! I am new to this page and Sparkpeople! I had my gastric bypass on 5/6/13! I started my journey at 332 pounds and as of today I am down -116 pounds! I struggle sometimes with the temptations to eat what I know I shouldn't but I do my best everyday! (Today was hard because we are have a Christmas snack day-but I will walk extra today and do the best I can to stay away from high carb/sugar foods!) I am excited about this journey and to find plenty of support! :)

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emoticon BEEBO44 and welcome to the group. So sorry to hear of your complications and I hope that you soon can get it under control. You'll find a very friendly and helpful group here, so jump right in and make yourself comfortable.

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Pre Surgery Weight: 255
My Goal Weight: 150

"Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use." ~ Charles Schultz ~

"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says "I"m possible!" ~Audrey Hepburn ~


 current weight: 144.0 
 
255
227.25
199.5
171.75
144
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